Over 50 per cent construction work of Padma bridge completed: Quader

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PV Desk : Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said the overall progress of the much expected Padma Bridge rose to more than fifty percent.

“The main construction work of the bridge has already progressed and additional time would be required for setting up the second span of the bridge,” he said this while inaugurating five new bridges at Srinagar (Chhnabari) on Munshiganj highway this afternoon.

Quader expected that within middle of January the second span of the bridge would be installed, adding, “Our target to complete construction of the Padma Bridge on time.”

He said the government constructed five bridges including sixteen meters long Mostafaganj bridge, twenty-nine meter Randhuni Bari bridge, fourteen- meter Singhpara bridge, eighteen-meter Kola bridge and twenty-three meter long Kusumpur Baganbari Masjid (Malipara) bridge with an outlay of Taka 20 crore.

Besides, twenty-nine vulnerable bailey bridges are being replaced with concrete bridges, the minister added.

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